Cruel stepfather who forced his stepdaughter, 13, to dress in a nappy and sports bra and dance for him while he filmed her and said ‘old men will love this’ is spared jail
- A man pleaded guilty to ‘indecent recording’ of his 13-year-old step daughter
- She was filmed with ‘$5 for sex’ written on her body dancing in a nappy and bra
- He avoided jail after the WA judge found the acts to be ‘discplinary’ not sexual
- Man was sentenced to a 14-month intensive supervision order in court Friday
A stepfather who forced his step daughter to dance dressed in a nappy and sports bra while he filmed her has been spared jail.
The man, who cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity, made the 13-year-old perform choreography from video game Fortnite with the words ‘$5 for sex’ scrawled across her body in 2018.
As he filmed, he told her ‘you’re anoxeric’ and ‘old men would love this,’ The West Australian reported.
On Friday in Midland Magistrates Court, in Perth’s north west, the 34-year-old pleaded guilty to guilty to indecently recording the girl.
The man, who cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity, made the 13-year-old perform choreography from video game Fortnite with the words ‘$5 for sex’ scrawled across her body in 2018 (stock image)
But he has avoided time behind bars after District Court Judge Christopher Stevenson found his actions were ‘disciplinary’ not sexual.
Judge Stevenson said while no ‘inappropriate sexual intent was involved, he found the case disturbing.
‘Having said that, I express the court’s disgust at the behaviour,’ he said.
The degrading incident happened while the children’s mother attended a phone call in another room.
The court heard all the children, except for the 13-year-old girl who now lives with her biological father, still lived with their mother, who intended to continue her relationship with the offender.
Judge Stevenson imposed a 14-month intensive supervision order.
It was the second time the factory worker has escaped time in prison after assaulting the girl, her brother, and two of his own children in 2017.
In another unconventional case of cruel punishment, the girl and her brother were forced to lie down before he made their sister ride a child’s rocking horse placed on top of their bodies.
On Friday in Midland’s magistrate court, in Perth’s north west, he admitted saying ‘you’re anoxeric’ and ‘old men would love this’ as he filmed the act on his phone and sent photos to her brother (stock image)
His three-year-old son was left with a black eye and split lip after he slapped him in the face in August last year.
Defence lawyer Vamanan Yogendran told the District Court sentencing hearing that his client was remorseful and had attended parenting classes.
Judge Stevenson said the man’s Burmese-Vietnamese-Portugese heritage potentially played a part in his disciplinary parenting style but his behaviour towards the girl was ‘totally inappropriate and unacceptable.’
‘She was in a vulnerable position and it is a gross breach of trust for you to deal with her in the way that you did,’ Judge Stevenson said.
‘Hopefully you will have learnt your lesson and that you will take steps to make sure that you don’t behave in a similar way in the future.
The man was given a 15-month intensive supervision order for the 2017 assaults after pleading guilty to aggravated common assault and aggravated unlawful assault causing bodily harm.
Judge Stevenson said the man’s Burmese-Vietnamese-Portugese heritage potentially played a part in his disciplinary parenting style but his behaviour towards the girl was ‘totally inappropriate and unacceptable (stock image)